Many other programs I’ve participated in give you the theory, but leave it to you to apply what you’ve learned in the real world... With WEST, we were able to practice our learning in a safe environment that was realistic enough to produce real learning, but where real-life consequences were minimized. I strongly recommend this program to any individual or team that wants to increase their effectiveness at producing competitive outcomes in a world that’s moving increasingly faster, and that requires us to coordinate more and more with people who do not share our specific cultural backgrounds and values.
Having spent more than 25 years in the field of training and education, both corporate and public K-12, I have never seen or participated in a learning experience more powerful than [this] course. The course has the ability to dramatically enhance the learner’s ability to produce meaningful results as a team member and as a team leader. Not to mention, the course was great fun.
WEST is a game changer. [Throughout] the program, you deal with committed professionals from the Pluralistic team that can guide you through the symbolic dungeons on your quest to 'learn to learn' and 'trust to trust.'”
The ability to collaborate effectively within teams and across departmental and institutional boundaries is fundamental to my work; my participation in this course has significantly advanced my ability to do this well. I recommend this course to any doctor - or to anyone that has to work in teams.
There is no question that I would recommend this course as I don't see anyone coming away from this course without having learned and realizing that they are a different person. If you think you know how to lead small teams, or you want to learn, this is the course for you.
This is a fantastic course that has changed how I lead and the results I’m getting as a leader as well as how I engage with my family, community and world. My only regret is not having done it sooner.
In the beginning, it was humbling and painful. In the end, the knowledge takeaway on myself, as well as on leadership/coordinating action, was worth every cent and time invested.